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CoorDown (Italy's national organisation for people with Down Syndrome) and Saatchi & Saatchi made this 2.5 minute advert in response to a letter from a pregnant mother.   
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When I first read this children’s book, I was desperate to give it to everyone I knew- first my flatmate, then my parents. In fact, I wanted to have kids so I could share it with them about ten years later (it‘s still waiting patiently on my shelf for that moment).

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‘Dear Joe, your wild noisy huge brother/is dead. I couldn’t do what my parents did/bring two boys, four years apart, through the maze.’

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Pearl is a medieval poem by an unknown author.

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Volume II of Knausgaard's six-volume My Struggle project finds the author newly divorced and caught in the throes of new love. Remarriage and, eventually, fatherhood ensue, and with them come moments of ecstasy.

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In 'The Road', Cormac McCarthy depicts a bleak ruined world in which only the most inhumane seem to have the ability, or even the will, to survive.
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    Machines will have personalities, a father tells his students and his young son who's peeping out from behind the lecture hall projector with wide enquiring eyes.
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What would you do if the unthinkable happened? Reg Thompson's collection of letters to his daughter is an eloquent and unsparing attempt to answer this question that no parent wants to think about.

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A book about the two parallel existences of adults and children: the adult dimension (snooze) and the child's world, in which treasure maps, pirates and loyal dog-human friends feature heavily.

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The moon, the sea, footprints in the sand and Martin Waddell's beautifully cadenced reminder of what childhood, and parenthood, can be at its best. Awe and wonder.

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